Our face is the most visible thing others see on a daily basis. As we age, our face is often the area that looks oldest first. But, what contributes to premature facial aging and what makes us look old? More importantly, can we reverse the process?
Several things can contribute to facial aging. The obvious answer is “age”. While that’s very true, environmental factors, diet, chemicals we use on or around our face, whether or not we moisturize, weather, smoking, and a host of other factors also contribute. So what makes us look old? Wrinkles around our eyes, mouth, forehead, etc. are often cited, but some of the other signs of an aging face include sagging skin, age spots, redness, and more.
The good news is that these things can be treated, and in many cases largely reversed. Patients come to me with the idea that they want a facelift (either a mini-facelift, or a full facelift). But, a facelift only corrects part of the issue. It’s like providing half an answer on a test. We're discovering that a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments works best for treating all of the changes that happen when we age.
One of the combinations that I’ve found to be the most effective is a facelift combined with a TotalFX treatment. The facelift is the perfect tool to remove more advanced wrinkles, lift sagging skin, redefine the jaw-line, and contour the neck; while the TotalFX laser is great for correcting brown spots, redness and other pigmentation issues, scarring, and further tightening the skin. Additionally, TotalFX will help in the long-term by stimulating collagen development to help further plump the skin for future wrinkle reduction.
By combining these two treatments, we improve a wider range of age related issues.
Contact me by e-mail, or by calling me at The Adams Center in my Peabody office at 978-531-0550, or 617-262-2208 in my Boston office for more information on this post, or any other information in my Blog.
Dr. Bill Adams is a greater Boston area board certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field.